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My 8 year old thinks he's going to be a Youtube star celebrity as his life career.

Anonymous

I keep telling him that's not realistic but I don't want to crush his dreams. What should I do or say?

  • Kristin
    Nov 12, 2018

    Nothing, just let him have this dream. It will either come true or he’ll grow out of it. I was positive I was going to be a waitress on skates for like two years (don’t ask me why I have no idea 😂) but then you move on to new interests.

  • Kiki
    Nov 12, 2018

    You could always help him with it

  • Jennifer
    Nov 12, 2018

    My son tells everyone he’s a professional YouTuber I just go with it. I don’t think life career decisions need to be made right this second.

  • SkyeMarie
    Nov 12, 2018

    Mine wants to be a dinosaur thats a thing 😂

  • Lxandra
    Nov 12, 2018

    Honestly, over 60% of our kids’ jobs are not even invented with. You can harness energy and teach him to fulfill his aspirations

  • Domenique
    Nov 15, 2018

    Just let it play out. My son changes what he wants to be all the time, beginning of the year he wanted to be a police man, mid year he wanted to be an author now a video game designer. Lol

  • Eran
    Nov 22, 2018

    Harness the energy! I would support him (ie helping him with shooting, editing, thinking about content ideas, etc) but make sure he’s still doing well at other areas such as school, social activists and sports.

  • David
    Dec 04

    A lot of the skills used in making and editing videos for YouTube are translatable to many modern media oriented jobs, let this hobby be a stepping stone into a bigger, more sustainable world of media creation/advertisement/videography of various types!